in collaboration with the Sangeet Society and the UPenn South Asia Center.
Crossroads Music organizes public performances by accomplished musicians with roots in cultures from around the world. Our concerts, workshops, master classes, lectures, and other activities educate the public by providing a welcoming and affordable environment for music-lovers of all ages and backgrounds to explore seldom-heard sounds and engage in intercultural dialogue. We also work closely with other community and cultural organizations that share our goals.
Crossroads is a community-based not-for-profit organization where musicians retain the freedom to stay close to their roots and also explore new avenues of expression. We are inspired by and seek to maintain West Philadelphia’s historic role as a diverse and inclusive meeting place for different cultures, social and economic classes, and progressive social movements.
The Sangeet Society is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, cultural organization based in the Delaware Valley of Greater Philadelphia, PA. The purpose of The Sangeet Society is to establish a cultural organization open to the general public to promote and foster an appreciation of Hindustani (North Indian) Classical music and dance, through concerts, classes, lectures, seminars, exhibits and other appropriate means. The Sangeet Society is conducted by elected officers who are members of the community. The Society provides services for supporting the needs of Hindustani classical music to the community throughout the year. The Society serves to support and assist with any Hindustani Classical Music needs in this region.
The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania coordinates faculty and students drawn from many departments and several schools who develop and participate in community and campus-wide programs and activities pertaining to South Asia. The South Asia Center works in consonance with the Department of South Asia Studies and the Graduate Group in South Asia Regional Studies and provides outreach activities to K-12 teachers and students in surrounding communities. It is funded as a National Resource Center by the US Department of Education and by the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.